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FY 2021 HUD’s National Homeless Data Analysis Project Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Through this NOFO HUD is announcing the availability of up to $12.3 million in funding for its National Homeless Data Analysis Project (NHDAP). NHDAP funding provides critical resources that allow communities to improve data collection and reporting, integrate data collection efforts in Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) with other funding streams, and use software as a service for data integration. NHDAP activities will also enhance the ability for HUD and communities to report and analyze data about persons experiencing homelessness, and will enhance HUD’s ability to produce standards and specifications for data entry and reporting for HMIS-generated reports, analyze point-in-time and longitudinal data to produce the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), and provide NHDAP, project specific, technical assistance on HMIS implementation. You are encouraged to procure contractors and consultants demonstrating relevant programmatic experience as well as expertise in specific skill and policy areas. Subawards are prohibited. HUD Headquarters staff manages NHDAP with the involvement of our Regional, Field, and Area Offices. HUD is interested in receiving applications for NHDAP eligible activities. 

NOTE: Applicants may apply for one or more projects under the NHDAP eligible activities in this announcement. Only one application per applicant will be accepted. An Applicant must identify a project in order to receive funding for that project and must identify at least one project under the NHDAP NOFO in order to receive funding. 

The cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement do not require an applicant match. Listed below are a couple of sample deliverables from the NHDAP eligible activities which illustrates the types of efforts HUD seeks to fund through this announcement. The 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. This report, which was developed through NHDAP funds, outlines the key findings of the Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2020. Specifically, this report provides 2020 national, state, and CoC-level PIT and HIC estimates of homelessness, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth. Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA) Programming Specification. The primary purpose of this document is to define LSA business logic and programming specifications. This document is intended for software and database developers who produce HMIS software and reports and are familiar with relational database concepts, Structured Query Language (SQL), as well as other HMIS technical documentation, particularly the HMIS Data Dictionary and the HMIS CSV Format. 

NHDAP Eligible Activities 

NHDAP eligible activities assist HUD by providing support Customers to achieve the highest level of performance and results for Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and comparable database implementations. NHDAP eligible activities include Administrative activities; Coordination activities and four projects: (1) Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage), (2) National HMIS Data Lab, (3) Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and Homeless Data Exchange (HDX), and (4) HMIS Data Standards. Awardees will be tasked to carry out one or more of these eligible activities to provide NHDAP support. These activities are subject to any restrictions or limitations imposed by the federal regulations, statutes, and requirements referenced in this NOFO. 

Program Office:  Community Planning and Development (CPD)

Opportunity Title:  HUD’s National Homeless Data Analysis Project Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Funding Opportunity Number:  FR-6500-N-85

Assistance Listing Number: 14.261

OMB Approval Number: Not applicable since this collection applies to less than ten (10) entities.

Opening Date: March 24, 2022

Application Due Date: April 26, 2022

This program does not offer preference points. 

Program NOFO


Agency Contact: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFO. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to NHDAP@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.